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The Church of God holds its eighth triennial conference in Decatur, Illinois.

John Winebrenner, detail
05/31/1866 to 06/03/1866

The Church of God, founded in 1830 by Dickinson College, class of 1818 alumni John Winebrenner, met in its eighth triennial general eldership in Decatur, Illinois. A.F. Shoomaker was chosen as chair and elderships from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan.  Communication was received from the church's Texas Eldership which had seperated during the Civil War years but a vote for its recognition was defeated.  (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Church of God," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 112.

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